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Baptist Faith and Message 2000


We believe, according to the New Testament, the local church is critical in the life of a believer. It is within the local church that believers gather regularly for worship, as expressed below. Additionally, it is within the local church that believers challenge and encourage one another through intentional discipleship efforts. Proverbs 27:17 says "Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another." Believers need to surround themselves with fellow believers as they seek to grow as obedient followers of Christ. Additionally, the Church is God's plan A for getting the gospel to the ends of the earth. The local church bears the responsibility of equipping the saints (baptized believers) for the work of ministry. The church makes disciples and sends them out armed with the message of the gospel. In our context at Heartland, we seek to fulfill the Great Commision in Desoto County and beyond. When you join the local church here at Heartland, you are commiting to church membership as we understand from key passages in scripture. 

What we believe about the gathering

Every week, we gather to worship God. In doing so, we strive to obey how He has asked us to worship Him. We believe the saints (baptized believers) should gather regularly to worship God. This is sometimes called “corporate worship,” and it indicates a local group of Christians coming together to sing songs of praise, pray together, read and teach God’s word, and encourage one another to Christ-likeness.


Of course, those who are not yet believers are welcome, and we encourage everyone to join us!


We dress casually, but we worship reverently. We preach expositionally; meaning we work verse-by-verse through entire books of the Bible. We sing theologically rich, biblically faithful, and modernly arranged songs. Our theology is broadly evangelical and specifically baptist (see Our Beliefs for more info).

Colossians 3:16, Ephesians 5:19-21, Hebrews 10:24-25, Acts 2:42-47


The bylaws of Heartland Church are the practical expression of our biblical convictions. As such, the Bible is the ultimate and final authority in all matters of HeartLand Church and her congregation. In the event the bylaws conflict with scripture, it is unintended and the Bible always takes precedence. 


The bylaws of Heartland church give insight on the operating procedures of Heartland Church. They are revised yearly by a church appointed bylaw revision team who takes time to look at the bylaws in detail, pray over them, and present recommeded revision to the church for a vote of approval. 


You can access the most recent copy of Heartland Church Bylaws by clicking below.